We humans going about our daily lives have profound impacts on wildlife. Lots of things we do affect the organisms around us, from pollution, noise, garbage, food waste, hitting things with cars, salting roads for winter, building places for us to live; the list goes on. And on, and on and on. So what can we do about it? Demolishing cities or not expanding them doesn’t seem like a viable option, so researchers are looking at ways we can coexist with wildlife and do the least harm. Our infographic is about a study from New York to see what kind of spaces promoted diversity in environments dominated by humans.
You can read the original research paper in Avian Conservation & Ecology online here: Using a birdfeeder network to explore the effects of suburban design on invasive and native birds (it’s open access!). This infographic is also featured in Picoides, the newsletter for the Society of Canadian Ornithologists.